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- n. Any unusual appendage around the pistil, such as the bottle-shaped body in the sedges, or the bristles and scales in some other genera of the sedge family.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Some unusual appendage about the pistil, as the bottle-shaped body in the sedges, and the bristles or scales in some other genera of the Sedge family, or Cyperaceæ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the hypogynous bristles, scales, or a more or less inflated sac, which surround the pistil in many Cyperaceæ.
Latin. See perigynous. (Wiktionary)
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